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Quilt Stories collected at Not Fade Away 2015

The 2015 Not Fade Away conference was held in Herndon, Virginia. The event was co-hosted by the Quilt Alliance and the Sacred Threads Exhibit. Marin Hanson, curator at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, gave the keynote address, and invited several quilters, including eQuilter.com co-founder and president Luana Rubin to share their stories about [...]

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Voices Contest sneak peak from Margaret Cibulsky, our 2016 Handi Quilter Grand Prize Winner

The 2017 Quilt Alliance contest is underway and we are receiving some lovely entries from longtime members and those new to the organization. Entries last year addressed the theme Playing Favorites and submissions featured favorite techniques, color palettes, concepts, materials and even favorite people and animals. This year's contest theme is Voices and we are [...]

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Industry pros Mark Lipinski and Marianne Fons shared special quilts at QTM 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan is the Quilt Alliance's annual fundraising event held at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in the heart of the Garment District in New York City. Every September since 2011, quilt world stars like Marianne Fons, Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Chiaverini, Hollis Chatelain, Amy Butler, Ricky Tims and Kaffe Fassett have shared their [...]

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Inspired Giving: Artist/Collector Perspective

In this second post in our series Inspired Giving, you’ll hear from three Quilt Alliance board members who have both donated quilts to our annual auction and purchased quilts for their personal collection made by other artists. Allie Aller, Meg Cox and Lisa Ellis have each donated multiple quilts to the Quilt Alliance’s annual contest, exhibition […]

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Annual Quilt Auction Is Underway!

The Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports our mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers, and is an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters in the U.S. and all over the world.Thank you […]

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Inspired Giving: Meet Maude Wallace Haeger

The Quilt Alliance launched its first quilt contest in 2007 with several goals in mind. One goal was to raise funds to support the Alliance’s move from Louisville, Kentucky to our present home in Asheville, North Carolina. We also wanted to establish this fundraiser as an annual intiative to provide ongoing operating support. Another aim was to […]

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QTM Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Last week we launched our very first blog hop. Our stellar list of bloggers did a fantastic job to raise awareness of our annual fundraising event, Quilters Take Manhattan (QTM) and the Quilt Alliance mission. The QA Blog’s giveaway winner is:  Denneen (Denny) Peterson! Because the Quilt Alliance is all about documenting, preserving and sharing the stories of […]

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Quilters Take Manhattan Blog Hop Starts Monday

Next week we launch our very first blog hop! We are thrilled to have the leadership of Quilt Alliance member and volunteer Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD on this venture, as we set out to raise awareness of our annual fundraising event, Quilters Take Manhattan (QTM) and the Quilt Alliance mission. Our QTM Blog Hop will include 18 different stops (see list and schedule […]

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